For the iPad, there are numerous cases and most of which provide basic protection from scratches, smudges or a light drop. However, for those of want extreme protection, there are relatively fewer options. By extreme we mean, the worst possible accidents including a fall from a multi-story building or having to endure the crushing weight of large objects. For the extreme user, a simple protection is equal to no protection because the iPad in itself is a delicate device. The iPad does not come especially hardened and you cannot get a specific configuration. The only choice you have is getting a strong enough case to protect it from the worst possible damage. Fortunately, there is now a viable solution for those seeking the best protection: the G-Form Extreme Portfolio.
This case will protect the iPad, iPad 2, and a variety of Android tablets, including the Motorola Xoom, HP TouchSmart, Acer Iconia and the Samsung Galaxy. Thus, it is perfect for a virtually every type of tablet PC user. Users will be able to choose from two colors: black yellow or black. In addition, it comes with a limited lifetime warranty. Since the casing protects a multiple devices (as long as they have a 10” screen), it can be easily interchanged and is relatively future-proof as well. Therefore, this casing is certainly going to be a long-term investment, which is not the case with most of the casings in the market right now.
Height: 11 inches (279.4 mm)
Width: 9 inches (228.6 mm)
Depth: 1 inch (25.4 mm)
Weight: 1.25 pounds (567 g)
Inner Device Holder Dimensions:
Height: 10 inches (254 mm)
Width: 8 inches (203.2 mm)
The main form of protection is provided via Reactive Protection Technology, which is a combination of PORON XRD material, and G-Form technology. While this may sound complex, it is important to note that the company itself has released some very innovative protective casings for a variety of electronic devices. The company also takes pride in its various patented features.
However, what matters to the actual user is the fact that this case is both lightweight and water-resistant and features an internal layer of polycarbonate. In addition, there is also an extra pocket for documents.
There are two basic configurations when using the case: the A-frame configuration, which can be used in either portrait or landscape mode; the reverse zip configuration, where the front cover can be reverse zipped behind the tablet to provide double layers of RPT protection.
The price of the G-From Extreme Portfolio is $79.95 and is currently available for pre-order. We would recommend this for users who work in hazardous environments like construction or manufacturing. However, if you mostly use your iPad in the house or at a typical office environment, then this might seem unnecessary. If you are mellow user then a simple cover will get the job done. Of course, if you are prone to extreme accidents, then you might want to strongly consider this product.